Update on Julian Smith’s Skiing Adventures

Update on Julian Smith’s Skiing Adventures

by Heidi Tones Julian has loved Nordic skiing since he started the Jackrabbits ski program on yard sale skis at the age of 6! After skiing with Georgian Bay Nordic, under the head coach Marilyn Suke, Julian headed off to study biology at Lakehead University and the...
Disappearing Act at Colpoy’s Ski Trail

Disappearing Act at Colpoy’s Ski Trail

by Martin Kerr If you’ve skied at the Colpoys ski trail (and if you haven’t, you really should) you may have noticed a small sign just off the trail to your left as you ski across the field toward the gates. Get up a little closer and you’ll see that it says...
Amazing Trees Along the Sawmill Ski Trails

Amazing Trees Along the Sawmill Ski Trails

by Martin Kerr Trees in some ways are like people or snowflakes in that no two are exactly the same, and the Sawmill Nordic Centre trails have their share of strange ones (trees I mean!). This first picture is of a pair of Scotch pine trees that appear to be joined at...
Ski Races: Get Your Bib On!

Ski Races: Get Your Bib On!

If you’ve ever thought about entering a ski race or watching one, it doesn’t get any easier than the Suntrail Special, and February 11th is the day to do it. Now entering its 23rd year, the Suntrail Special is the most affordable, easiest to get to, most fun and laid...
Off-Trail Nordic Ski Training Options

Off-Trail Nordic Ski Training Options

by Barbara Gray It has recently been brought to the club’s attention that there are other off snow options for nordic ski training when you can’t get to the trails. Owen Sound Fitness and Training and the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce both have obtained a new piece of...